Jake Ohlbaum

Jake O.

Nashville, TN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you're tackling singer-songwriting, accompaniment, pop/rock, jazz/funk/r&b, or even classical exercises, I can help you. I've studied piano/voice/guitar long enough to know what each kind of instrumentalist/vocalist needs. I'm well versed in a overview of all genres and styles, as well as specialized areas of study. As a writer, I'm also very familiar with coaching instrumentalists geared towards composition and arranging. If you're looking to improve your skills, I can help!

About Jake O.

I want to teach the material that excites students. After a handful of really crummy experiences with teachers who wanted me to learn a specific way, I stumbled across a music school in Philadelphia and a college in Boston that really got the principle of teaching what students are drawn to. Bruce Springsteen wrote, "we learned more from a three minute record than we ever learned in school." Although I don't agree with that on all occasions, there is something so special about hearing something that makes you tick and going, "ok let me listen to that again, and now let me figure out HOW I can do that myself." As a teacher, I'm flexible, focused, and also love to have fun with music. It's something that makes us excited and alive; there's no use in pursuing something you love if you don't equally enjoy the process of getting great at it. So let's find what makes YOU excited about music, and let's figure out out to make you great at it.


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3 Reviews
Jason F.
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Jake was GREAT! Got some awesome tips and can’t wait to see him next week! He’s a fun guy to chat with too...

Posted Feb 19, 2020

An amazing first lesson!

Posted Oct 13, 2019
Aaron R.
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Jake is knowledgeable and a great singing teacher.

Posted Mar 10, 2017


Music Teacher
Mar 2017 - Present

Cedarstone School of Music

Private lessons and ensembles in piano, guitar, bass, drums, voice, in styles varying from classical to rock and hip hop, and anything in between.

Music Teacher (piano/voice/guitar/bass/drums)
Aug 2016 - Present

Arts Academy

Songwriting Teacher / Mentor
Jun 2016 - Present

Berklee College of Music

Summer songwriting workshop instructor, 2 classes per day for one week.


Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Writing & Production, Songwriting, Voice)
Sep 2012 - May 2016

Berklee College of Music


Bachelor of Music (Contemporary Writing & Production, Songwriting, Voice)
May 2016

Berklee College of Music

In addition to playing piano/guitar/bass in ensembles, I studied voice at Berklee College of Music with a double major in Contemporary Writing & Production, and Songwriting.

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